We use our own and third party cookies to improve your experience and our services. If you continue, we consider that you accept their use. You can get more information on our website at cookies policy[Open in a new window].

Close

Standing out for its façade, this building is one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Nicaragua.

Add to my guide

Iglesia de la Merced

The pinnacle of Colonial Baroque architecture

The beginning of the construction of the Iglesia de la Merced dates back to the 16th century, although extensions and structural renovations were carried out well into the 20th century. The church's main facade is an exceptional example of Colonial Baroque architecture in Nicaragua; the main altar features a golden altarpiece from the 19th century, which replaced a Baroque-style predecessor that was destroyed in a fire. The remains of Enmanuel Mongalo y Rubio, a national hero of the 1854 civil war, were interred in the church, before being moved to his native city, Rivas. A chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Fatima was added to the church in 1959.



Your customised guide

Add files to start to configure your guide

10 tips to keep your hand baggage

Find out what type of packs are considered hand baggage and how to can change them so that they can go in the cabin with you during the flight.

Free download